Roord - I'm really proud to join Arsenal


We announced our first signing of the summer on Tuesday, when Jill Roord joined us from Bayern Munich.

The 22-year-old Netherlands international has already won nine major honours, including the Women’s European Championships in 2017, and can’t wait to get started in north London.

“I’m really proud that I’m going to be an Arsenal player,” she told “Arsenal is an amazing club and they’re also champions now, so I’m really happy and proud to join the club.

“Arsenal is one of the clubs in England that I really like. In women’s football, they’ve always been one of the top clubs. Of course there are some Dutch friends of mine who play there, so I’ve always followed them. I’m really looking forward to it.

“What type of player am I? I’m really technical. I can play offensive and also defensive midfield. I’m really technical and like to have the ball at my feet. I can also score a lot, so hopefully I can make some goals too.

“I want to develop myself as a player and I think it’s a good step for me, the next step. I want to play for Arsenal, I want to be important and I want to win trophies with the team. We’re going to play in the Champions League now and I’ve played in it before so I know what it’s like.”

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